Kirlia is a bipedal, maiden-like humanoid Pokémon that appears to be wearing a tutu. Most of its body is colored white, and there are three ruffles on each hip. Beneath the ruffles, it has skinny green legs with long, pointed feet. Its arms are also thin with two digits each. It has green hair that covers most of its face and reaches its shoulders on either side, resembling two ponytails. Large, red eyes are visible on either side of the hair that covers its face. On each side of its head is a flat, crimson horn that resembles a hairpin.
Kirlia's horns are used to amplify its psychokinetic power and distort the air around it. The distortion in the air causes scenery mirages and can cause a rip in dimensions. This ability also allows Kirlia to see into the future. It enjoys dancing on sunny mornings, and grows beautiful when exposed to a Trainer with positive emotions. Kirlia inhabits urban areas.
Kirlia debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker, under the ownership of Butler. It was used for a magic act during the Millennium Festival, and later to fight an Absol.
In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, Elijah used a Kirlia in a movie where it played the damsel in distress in the movie, being taken by an Exploud and later rescued by Plusle and Minun.
In Do I Hear a Ralts?, a wild Kirlia and Gardevoir sent Team Rocket flying when they cornered Max and Snorunt while they were caring for a Ralts and taking it to the Pokémon Center. However, Kirlia and Gardevoir thought Max was also trying to steal Ralts. When Ralts blocked Kirlia and Gardevoir's Psychic, the two Pokémon calmed down and left. Later, Kirlia and Gardevoir sent James blasting off, as Ralts had already launched Jessie and Meowth away for posing as Gardevoir and Kirlia, respectively.
In Fear Factor Phony, a Kirlia was living at an abandoned mining colony. Jessie's Wobbuffet fell in love with the Emotion Pokémon.
In a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty!, a Kirlia was one of J's bounties. In the present day, Melodi owned another Kirlia. It was used to help Ash and his friends find out where J and her minions will strike next, after they stole Meowth, Ash's Pikachu, and Melodi's Gardevoir.
In Double-Time Battle Training!, Zoey used a male Kirlia, along with her Leafeon, in a Double Battle against Dawn's Cyndaquil and Mamoswine. In A Grand Fight for Winning!, he was revealed to have evolved into a Gallade.
Kirlia made its main series debut in a flashback in Delcatty Got Your Tongue, under the ownership of a Coordinator. It was defeated by Dr. Abby's Skitty during the Battle Stage of the Grand Festival.
A Coordinator's Kirlia appeared in What I Did for Love!.
In Three Jynx and a Baby!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Kirlia.
In a flashback in The Rise of Darkrai, Darkrai attacked a Kirlia and gave it nightmares. Alicia, Alice's grandmother, treated Kirlia and woke it up, along with a Roserade and Luxray.
In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Kirlia was living at Pokémon Hills.
A Kirlia appeared in BWS01.
A Kirlia appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.
A Kirlia appeared in Grooming Furfrou!
A Kirlia appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.
In A Showcase Debut!, a Performer's Kirlia competed in the Coumarine City Showcase.
Two Kirlia appeared in Cloudy Fate, Bright Future!, with one under the ownership of a Psychic and the other under the ownership of a Trainer.
In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Kirlia attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.
In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Kirlia was living at the Nebel Plateau.
A Kirlia appeared in a flashback in This Magik Moment!.
A Trainer's Kirlia appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.
A Trainer's Kirlia appeared in Settling the Scorbunny!.
||Kirlia, the Emotion Pokémon. Kirlia uses the horns on its head to amplify its Psychic powers, and when this occurs, reality becomes warped, and future events can be seen.
||Kirlia, the Emotion Pokémon. Kirlia is able to sense the feelings of its Trainer, and when it becomes happy, it will start to dance.